A myofascial release approach to fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a very common long-term debilitating condition. Often, FMS causes, and is caused by, other conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic myofascial pain syndrome. These conditions can also merge together compounding and decreasing mobility and increasing anxiety and stress. However, understanding these conditions similarities and differences and treating them can be challenging. There is no doubt that while patients with FMS experience varying physical symptoms, there is also a psychological factor involving the biopsychosocial (BPS) model and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
This masterclass will provide insight into the main FMS symptoms and causes including recent theories and hypotheses and also its common coexisting conditions. Additionally, the anatomy of the HPA axis will be discussed offering enhanced treatment knowledge and skills from both a psychological and physical point of view for these debilitation conditions.